Hello everyone, I hope you all are well and doing good. I'm here again to participate in the contest. As we know June Week-2 contest by @adalger is ongoing and everyone is very excited to take a part in it. This time I decide to bring up fresh content for all of you. I hope you like my little efforts in it. I am a bit disappointed as last week I did not get any good reward for my content but it's OK. Let's talk about this little buddy. First time when I explore this insect I consider that it belongs to Curculionidae but, later I search again deeply and finally found the correct species name Myllocerus undecimpustulatus
is a species of oriental broad-nosed weevil in the beetle family Curculionidae. The Curculionidae are the "real" weevils' family (or "snout beetles"). With 6,800 genera and 83,000 species documented worldwide, they are one of the largest animal families. They are the sister group of the Brentidae subfamily.
They include the Scolytinae subfamily of bark beetles, which have been changed in shape to fit their wood-boring lifestyle. Because they don't look like other weevils, they were once classified as a separate family, Scolytidae. The ambrosia beetles are also included in the family, the current subfamily Platypodinae was previously classified as a separate family, Platypodidae.
Curculionids are recognized by their long noses and geniculate antennae with little clubs, beyond that, they have a wide range of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 mm (0.04 to 1.57 in).
Weevils are basically completely planting feeders, and most species are only linked with a small number of hosts, often only living on one. The taxonomy of this family is highly intricate, with over 400 genera to categorise, and authors vary on the number and placement of several subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes.
Weevils are most commonly found in grains and starches, such as rice, flour, pasta, and cereals. Weevil infestations that begin outside may be the result of food sources such as fruit trees or gardens.
Weevils can harm garden plants outside. Pests are more of a nuisance than a threat indoors. With their faeces and cast skins, weevils infect infested food, causing more damage than they eat. As a result, an infection might turn entire packages or food pantries inedible. Weevils from stored products do not bite and do not harm dry, decay-free wood within dwellings.
- Location: Faisalabad, Pakistan
- Camera: Samsung NX Mini
- Lens: 9-27mm + 17X Macro
- Object: White Broadnosed Weevil
- Editing Software: Affinity Photo
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